Not holding my breathe but this would be an amazing addition to the Utah staff
and would provide Brian Johnson with a mentor of sorts as many of us have hoped
Wow, a national champion coach. I love being in a bcs conference with bcs
quality coaches and bcs quality athletes. I heart the bcs!
Dear Dennis. Please come and accept a coaching position if offered. Brian has a
huge upside but needs some mentoring. It would be great for recruiting as well
if you'd come aboard. Go Utes!!
"Last week, Whittingham acknowledged that one of his current assistants
could be moved to defense and the new hire placed on offense."From what I understand, it's TE/FB coach Tuiaki. Erickson would be a
decent hire, and he sounds very interested, should he receive an offer, which he
hasn't yet. Whether that means Whitt and Hill want to discuss the position
before making an offer or if there are other candidates is anyone's guess,
but I do know Whitt has a good relationship with Erickson and a lot of respect
for him going back a lot of years.
Hahaha ok Chris B... settle down buddy, it's just an assistant coach. But seriously he'd be a great addition to the staff- here's hoping
he joins the Ute family.
@ MotorBikeYou are spot on. Something tells me the hire is unlikely;
but I'd love to see it happen.
Thing about ERicson you can't trust him to stay in one place for too long.
Dennis Erickson would come with more baggage than a 12-day cruise. But on a
positive note, he has had OC experience at Fresno State, Idaho and San Jose
State and national championships marred somewhat by multiple NCAA violations
and a memorable loss to BYU. At almost all of his stops, he had almost total
disregard for contractual agreements and has a well-publicised drinking problem.
Since his stints at OC, he has always been a high profile head coach and has
recently told reporters that he may return to coaching but only as a head coach.
It would be an interesting relationship between him and Whittingham. I'd
give it "one and done."
@gchrisBYU fans like yourself need to be very careful with your digs
at Dennis Erickson and his drinking problems. His last DUI was in 1995 - there
are several current BYU players who have DUI's more recent than that.
I don't know what to make of this. There are pros and cons to Dennis
@cowardly robin"there are several current BYU players who have
DUI's more recent than that."No there aren't. Perhaps
you "should be careful with your digs" at some fine young men. You
won't though, reckless and baseless smears about BYU players are your
From South Albany high school coaching adviser to Brian Johnson mentor -
d'ya think Dennis can handle the change?BJ obviously needs LOTS
of help. Without a real coach to hold his hand, BJ is lost.If this
doesn't work out, Whit may have to invent some excuse about BJ deciding to
"retire"...at age 26.
@DuckhunterLet's start with Kyle Van Noy and go from
Who lives in a glass house and throws stones. One should be more concerned with
their own acts or omission than someone else's. Go UTES!!
KVN had ONE DUI and Bronco made Kyle wait an entire year before allowing him to
join the BYU football program. Stupid mistake by a young kid that he has since
paid his dues for.MUCH different from the off-the-field issues that
plagued Erickson's six seasons in Miami. Gun play, unmentionable escapades,
police raids, arrests, drug abuse, drinking, a federal grand jury probe, and
cash bonuses to players who made the best hits in games served as the notorious
backdrop to Miami's success on the field.Under Erickson's
tenure, Miami's football program committed debauchery to the point that
Sports Illustrated published a famous feature with the incendiary headline
"Why the University of Miami Should Drop Football." If this
is the guy Whittingham wants tutoring his young OC protege, I seriously have to
question how desperate things have gotten at the Utah "U" (Miami is the
@ Brave Sir RobinNicely Done! Check Mate!
WookieYou seriously want to add someone like Erickson to Utah's
coaching staff without considering his background?
Spokane UteMore like "tilt, fail, game over" be careful what
you wish for!
@ UteanymousThank you for your continued support of the Utes. The
thread just wouldn't be the same without your help. I will never figure out
why a BYU fan references your screen name though? It would be like me calling
myself Spokane Coug, then blasting everything BYU? Pretty weird!
Hello Solomon:Are you alluding to his coaching record or his
personal record? His coaching record as an offensive guy is pretty stellar. As
for his personal record, who am I to judge? If he has cleaned up his act, then
by all means he would be a great example of making a bad decision and turning
one's life around for the better. Great mentor for the student athletes as
well as coaches. Not sure what you mean. Please explain.
Skywalker, the University of Miami was founded in 1925 whereas the University of
Utah was founded in 1850. I ask you, who is the original "U"?
@spokane ute"Nicely Done! Check Mate!"Really?
Here is what cowardly robin claimed."there are several current
BYU players who have DUI's more recent than that."So who
are the "several"?Pretty pathetic that a guy would make that
false claim against some kids and then you would actually celebrate that lie.
Typical utah "fan" behavior. No doubt very embarrassing for those very
few real utah fans out there.
This would part of his college world tour. I give him one year.
@robinOk, go from there. You can't can you? You said "there
are several current BYU players who have DUI's more recent than that."
so please tell us who these "several" are? As usual classless, baseless
drivel from a ute "fan".
Re: skywalkerYou wouldn't make light of ONE DUI if it impacted
an innocent person in your life.
Hey Skywalker, The University of Miami was founded in 1925. The U (the real U),
in 1850. The U has ffootbal some 30 years before Miami even existed. "the
original U" is a bit of a misnomer.
@ Spokane UteI concur with you brother. Check mate is right my
friend! Except we are 'talking about such fine young men' all of the
time aren't we? For the relative one who loves the word subjective as we
all know, there sure is a ton of subjectivity coming from that glass house.